Vampire Hunting, Convicted Felon, Black Magic, Nude Rituals, Satanism, Body in the Car! Cat Sacrifice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If any of these words ring a bell with you, then you have probably read them in a newspaper or a shoddily researched (or deliberately misleading) blog entry. And there are a lot of them out there! Many people have been influenced by such media over the years, without making any attempt to read my serious writings upon the paranormal, Wicca and the occult.
In many ways the internet makes life easier for researchers to find historically datable sources upon which to build an opinion. However, many of the newspaper articles they find readily online have been specifically curated in order to present a one-sided view. Since 1998, for example, one dedicated person has made it his life’s work to post online as many negative newspaper reports about me as he can ‘dig up’. In a society where the majority of people are very aware of the insidious attempts of the media to manipulate opinion and feeling, this kind of ‘archive’ for want of a better word is naturally insulting to the active and unbiased intellect – not to mention frustrating.
To this end here at davidfarrant.org we are slowly but regularly creating an online archive of media reports – ‘good’ and ‘bad’ – which can help the curious form their own opinions about what really happened at Highgate all those years ago – and the parapsychological research of David Farrant and The British Psychic and Occult Society over subsequent decades. We hope that serious researchers find them useful.
David Farrant 2014